CHICAGO TRIBUNE TO END AOL EDITION

By: Staff reports

Company Focuses On Its Own Sites

The Chicago Tribune will end production of its special edition for America Online next week, the company said.

‘We’re starting to focus on our own core products,’ said Rashmi Turner, director of communications for Tribune Interactive. Developing a special edition for AOL users was largely a duplication of the work performed on the Tribune’s own Web site.

Turner said the company would continue to provide news and sports content for Digital City Chicago, a joint effort from Tribune Interactive and AOL.

The New York Times earlier this year ended production of its special edition for AOL. The Times also said the effort was a duplication of efforts.

Tribune Co. owns a small percentage of Dulles, Va.-based AOL.
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Staff reports


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